byVeteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative
During WWII, Harold Hall went from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Tech (now called Carnegie Mellon University) to flying long-haul Army Air Corps transport planes throughout Alaska, Canada, and the northern United States. It wasn’t exciting duty, Harold recalls, but it was, nonetheless, important to the overall war effort. "We were the Air Force airlines," Harold explains, routinely moving people and cargo wherever it had to go--from Greenland to the Aleutians. The horrible... Topics: veterans, oral history, Pittsburgh, Army Air Corps, WWII, Alaska Air Command, C-47, C-54
byHaas, Michael R.; Baltz, James A.; Erickson, Edwin F.; Quigley, Emmett I.; Scimeca, David C
The airborne infrared echelle spectrometer (AIRES) is a high-resolution grating spectrometer under development as a facility science instrument for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). An echelle is a grating used at a steep angle of incidence relative to the incoming light beam. The spectral resolution of a grating spectrometer is directly proportional to the projected length of its grating along this beam and inversely proportional to the wavelength of light being... Topics: TROPOSPHERE, AIRCRAFT ICING, METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS, IN SITU MEASUREMENT, ICE FORMATION,...
This Vietnam War U.S. Air Force newsreel from 1966 presents various scenes. It begins with F-105s operating in heavy monsoons against enemy targets. Severe flooding renders 6000 Vietnamese homeless, necessitating use of C-47s to transport vital supplies in to survivors. Da Nang Air Force Base is shown, with air force postal personnel working in the mail terminal. Tan Son Nhut Air Base is also shown with its big facilities. Operation Attleboro is also seen with C-5 transports operating... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, United States Air Force, Vietnam War, War, Republic, Douglas C-47...
This WWII film shows a demonstration of airborne aviation engineers presented in 1943 at Westover, Massachusetts. The airborne aviation engineers -- in this case the 879th Airborne Engineer Aviation Battalion -- were created to meet the need for an air transportable unit capable of rapid repair or construction of airfields. Their equipment was limited in size by the load capacities and door dimensions of the C-47 plane (5000 pounds, 841/2 inches wide) or WACO CG-4A glider (3750 pounds, 70... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Westover Air Reserve Base, War, Army, World War II, Waco Aircraft...
This is the official D-Day documentary about the real Band of Brothers, that was known as the Brothers In Arms. The only men in this video, are the men of the 502nd PIR. You can identify them by their helmet markings, which is a white heart. My uncle was a Pathfinder in Company E, 2nd Battalion, of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Division, 101st Air Borne Division You will see him in the video marked as Pfc Chuck Cleaves, with General Eisenhower on the afternoon of 5 June, as Ike addressed the... Topics: D-Day, June 6, WWII, World War II, 101st, 502nd PIR, US Army, France, war, airborne, nazi, Germans,...